More than 11,000 homes and a 1.2km elevated walkway in the heart of Camden are planned over the next 15 years.

Camden Council has revealed its new draft local plan – highlighting its priorities up to 2041.

The plan sets out the authority’s planning policies from 2026, as well as how many homes and jobs are needed to support the borough’s population.

It is expected that 11,550 additional homes will need to be delivered over a 15-year period, which equates to 770 new homes each year.

A total of 3,000 affordable homes are expected to be built in this time.

The largest area for development will be between West End Lane in West Hampstead and Finchley Road, which is currently occupied by the O2 centre.

According to the local plan, sites in this area are expected to deliver 1,800 new homes.

Other key areas for housebuilding development will be in King’s Cross at Camley Street and St Pancras Way, in Kentish Town at Regis Road and the Murphy site, and in Camden Town at the Goods Yard development.

The council also said that more than 400,000 square metres of additional office floorspace is needed by 2041, but that around half of this will be delivered by already approved schemes.

Other priorities for the next 15 years identified in the local plan include the Camden High Line, a 1.2km long elevated walkway that will link King’s Cross and Camden Town.

Under current plans, the first section of the walkway running along disused rail lines from Camden Gardens to Royal College Street would open in 2027.

Also in the King’s Cross area, the council is considering the creation of a new canal crossing to improve connectivity with Camley Street and St Pancras Way.

Providing step free access at Kentish Town and Camden Town stations was also highlighted in the plan.

Other initiatives include new flood mitigation measures in Hampstead Heath and South End Green, and the extension of the borough’s existing segregated cycle network.

The council is now consulting on the plan, with residents invited to comment on the proposals on its dedicated website or by emailing 

A series of public engagement sessions will also be held, with the consultation period due to end on March 13.

Details of the draft local plan can also be found on the public notice portal.

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